On average, we get about 266 days of sunshine a year in O’side, mostly concentrated between April and October. Our highest monthly rainfall arrives in February, and during late fall and winter, we’ll get the occasional cloud burst. So, what do you do when it’s raining in O’side? You play in the great indoors! Here’s a list of some of our favorite rainy-day activities.
Vital Climbing Gym in South O specializes in bouldering, which means there’s no special equipment or training required to explore the low walls ringing the gym’s padded floor. Holds are reset every week so there’s always a new challenge.
Art and surf are two animating forces in the life of O’side, and each has its own world-class museum. The Oceanside Museum of Art mounts boundary-pushing contemporary art exhibits and features local luminaries in its permanent collection. The California Surf Museum celebrates all things surf and includes a timeline of wave riding as represented by vintage surfboards.
Discover why they call this historical gem and cultural landmark, “The King of the Missions” on a self-guided behind-the-scenes tour. Spend time in quiet contemplation or marveling at the hand-carved wooden doors, brightly colored hand-painted walls and murals, and the hammered copper baptismal font.
Craft beer is a way of life in O’side. Choose your own adventure navigating the breweries, beer-forward restos, and taprooms, or sign up for O’side Sips and get special discounts while earning prizes for drinking. Genius!